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A lightweight and nimble trail shoe designed for the performance trail athlete, the Saucony Kinvara TR2 offers minimal cushioning and a firm ride.


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The Saucony Kinvara TR2 is a performance shoe for the competitive trail athlete. Lightweight and low profile, this neutral shoe features a 4mm heel-to-toe offset and responsive cushioning to keep you running nimble and fast. An aggressive, high traction outsole provides unrelenting grip, and a flexible rock plate guards your foot, so you can take on unforgiving terrain with confidence.

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Weight: 8.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (14mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The Kinvara TR2 is a minumum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing and daily training on the trails.


  • Heel PowerGrid combines shock dissipating Grid technology with Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and responsive ride.


  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
  • Heel PowerGrid combines shock dissipating Grid technology with Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and responsive ride.
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Gusset Tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.
  • Toe Bump protects toes from loose debris.
  • HydraMAX Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Comfortlite Socklineris a molded sockliner that contours the heel and arch, reducing pressures in the forefoot.
  • High Traction Rubber is a sticky rubber compound that provides excellent traction and grip on various trail surfaces.
  • Nylon fiber mesh rock plate provides lightweight and flexible protection from trail hazards.
  • Beveled Heel offers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.


Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I love these shoes after about 200 miles on them. Mostly running on forest trails. The traction is very good on wet leaves and light snow. Pretty good on loose dirt. Once broken in, they form well to the feet. The uppers are durable and have resisted several sharp sticks. The laces are stretchy which helps fit. The shoes clean up well and still look great. I'm 200 pounds and find the cushioning is sufficient on trail runs of 20 miles. I've worn Peregrine 2 (which are great shoes), NB 101s and 110s and couldn't fit into Kinvara TR1s (toe box was too small). I like the Kinvara TR2s best.
From: Randy, Waterloo, MI USA

Comments: I think these Kinvara TR2s are quite similar to the old NB MT101s, much more so than the MT110s. They have a nice flexible upper, solid rock plate, and good traction for all but the most sloppy conditions. They have a near perfect amount of cushion, enough for races up to ~13 mi while still keeping a very low profile. Two of my first three runs in these were 6 and 10 mi races (Six in the Stix and Exeter 10 miler) and they felt great.
From: John, Houston, TX

Comments: I was a bit nervous to buy these shoes despite prior success with other Saucony running shoes simply because of medicore reviews of the Kinvara TR (version 1) shoe. So far I have been very pleased with the TR2 that is lighter than the original TR. I run without socks and have had no blisters/hot spots. We'll see how they hold up after a couple hundred miles. I'd buy them again and will think about trying the Kinvara road shoe when my Free 3.0s wear out.
From: Mark, Breckenridge, CO